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[texts]The Aviation annual of 1947 - Cleveland, Reginald M. (Reginald McIntosh), 1886-

Keywords: United States. Army Air Forces; Aeronautics; Aeronautics, Military; Aeronautics, Commercial
Downloads: 33
[texts]Flight to everywhere - Dmitri, Ivan

Keywords: United States. Army Air Forces. Air Transport Command
Downloads: 959
[movies]Production F-109 F-110 Fighter Operations - GSAP Film - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces "Combat Subjects" film # 2277 Production F-109 F-110 Fighter Operations from August 1944. No description at the National Archives but this is silent Gun Sight Aiming Point (GSAP) footage from fighter aircraft in Europe:Title cards read the following:  4 FG VIII Fighter CommandCombat Film No. 117082ndLt D.L. Berry 335 SQDN.2 Aug 1944 4 FGVIII Fighter CommandCombat Film No. 11722CAPT.  J.T...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; GSAP; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 4th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 20th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 56th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 78th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 339th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 353rd; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 355th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 356th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 359th; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects
Downloads: 529
[movies]GSAP Combat Film Dec. 1943 - Jan. 1944 - United States. Army Air Forces
These are the pilot names from the title cards:Combat Film U.S. No. 957 Maj. John C. Meyer 487 Sqdn. 4 Dec. 1943352 F.G. Attacking ME 109Combat Film U.S. No. 964Lt. P.A. Conger61 Sqdn.11 Dec. 194356 F.G.Attacking ME 110 and JU 88Combat Film U.S. No. 967Lt. Roberts61 Sqdn.11 Dec. 194356 F.G.Attacking M.E. 100 and JU 88VIII Fighter CommandCombat Film No. 996Capt. O'Neill62 Sqdn.20 Dec. 194356 F.G. Attacking ME 109GVIII Fighter CommandCombat Film...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 78th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 56th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 4th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 356th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 353rd; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 352nd; GSAP; Gun Sight Aiming Point
Downloads: 292
[texts]The Army Air Forces In World War II (Vol. 7 Services Around The World) - United States. USAF Historical Division
CONTENTS *********** I. AIR TRANSPORT John D. Carter, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force Frank H. Heck, Centre College of Kentucky 1. The Air Transport Command 3 John D. Carter 2. Airway to the Middle East 46 John D. Carter 3. North Africa and the Mediterranean 63 John D. Carter 4. The North Atlantic Route 92 Frank H. Heck 5. Airline to China 1 14 Frank H. Heck 6. The Northwest Air Route to Alaska 152 Frank H...
Keywords: World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History -- World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History
Downloads: 93
[movies]AAF 65th, 66th Fighter Wing GSAP Combat Camera, 2/1945 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Subjects Film #4556. Title card: "United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe Public Relations Office Presents Fighter Operations Production F-137"65th Fighter Wing Combat No 65-427 LT BL Griffin 336 SQDN 4GP 20 Feb 194565th Fighter Wing Combat No 65-431 LT JH Joiner 354 SQDN 4GP 20 Feb 194565th Fighter Wing Combat No 65-653 LTCOL G Graham 336 SQDN 355 GP 21 Feb 194565th Fighter Wing Combat No 65-658 LT R Westerveld 354 SQDN 355 GP 21 Feb 194565th Fighter Wing Combat...
Keywords: WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 78th; Gun Sight Aiming Point; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 479th; GSAP; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War II; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 4th; Fighter Plane Combat; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 355th; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 56th; United States. Army Air Forces; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects
Downloads: 69
[texts]Individual Training In Aircraft Maintenance In The AAF - Walters, Raymond
Digitized by dtic.mil
Keywords: USAF historical studies; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Training
Downloads: 10
[texts]Army Air Forces Statistical Digest: World War II - United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Statistical Control
"Army Air Forces Statistical Digest (World War II) published by the Office of Statistical Control, Headquarters, Army Air Forces, makes available in one volume and on a uniform basis summary statistics on AAF personnel, aircraft, equipment, combat operations and other activities during World War II." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center...
Keywords: WWII; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Statistics; World War, 1939-1945 -- Chronology
Downloads: 29
[movies]Tactics And Techniques Of Air Reconnaissance And Observation - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces Training Film TF-15 Reconnaissance And Occupation Of A Position, 1933"TRAINING FILM: Demonstrates reconnaissance and occupation of field position by regiment of 75mm artillery. R.1: Details organization of unit and its relationship to infantry. Shows battery moving up to position, and establishment of observation point. R.2: Shows battery and anti-aircraft defenses being set up. Friendly infantry moves to attacking position...
Keywords: Training Film; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History; Aerial observation (Military science); Aerial reconnaissance; Flight Training
Downloads: 89
[texts]With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces In World War II - Nalty, Bernard C
Contents Foreword v Preface vii A Weapon and an Idea 1 Europe in Flames 41 In Desperate Battle 97 Building Air Power 137 Defeating Italy and Germany 185 Victory over Japan 261 A New Age 307 Theater Maps 319 Air Forces Lineages 321 Selected Readings 337 Index 349 Photographic Essa American Aviation in World War I 4 Mason Patrick 8 The Billy Mitchell Era 11 American Aviation in the 1920s 14 Benjamin Foulois 19 Evolution of the Bomber 22 Organization Chart, 1935 25 Air Corps Tactical School 27 A Pr...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History
Downloads: 92
[texts]Pilot Transition To Combat Aircraft - United States. Army Air Forces
"Transition training, a stage in the development of a pilot's skill, begins when he first faces the controls of an unfamiliar airplane. It reoccurs as the first stage of progression to each new and more complex plane. Thus a pilot passes through a period of transition each time he learns to fly a specific type of aircraft. The necessity for transition to operational aircraft has existed since the time of the first employment of combat types...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Training; World War II
Downloads: 49
[movies]Corsican Kids Christmas Party, 57th Bomb Wing - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces Combat Subject film # 2893. Clapperboard: "9CCU Corsican Kids Christmas Party, 57th Bomb Wing, LT W.T. Blume, Roll 1, Sc. 1"Large group of kids walking on air base. Tents in BG.Interior scene in hangar. Movie screen in BG. Airmen, soldiers, kids, and women all singing. Christmas tree in BG. Chaff on tree?Santa Claus appears, stands near tree. Smiling kids. Donuts given to kids. Small child looks dubious.Ice cream given to kids...
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Wing, 57th; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; Christmas
Downloads: 96
[texts]Early History Of Army Aviation - Burge, V. L.
EARLY HISTORY OF ARMY AVIATION by Col. V. L. Burge, A.C. Regarding my early experiences in aviation, the following resume is submitted which in reality dates from what I feel is real beginning of military aviation in this country. Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/
Keywords: United States. -- Air Force -- History; United States. -- Army -- Aviation -- History; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History
[texts]Diary Of V.L. Burge 1909 -1912 - Burge, V. L.
CONTENTS Reported to San Antonio for aeroplane duty 11 Permission granted to install wheels on aeroplane 15 Wheels are a success 18 Left for three-month furlough 19 Aeroplane proves usefulness in warfare 24 World's record for continuous flight established 26 Aeroplanes fly in review 28 First dual-control attempted 28 Fatal accident of Lieut. Kelly 29 Ordered to Philippine Islands 32 Sailed for Manila, Philippine Islands 32 Arrival in Manila, Philippine Islands 33 Corpl...
Keywords: United States. -- Army -- Aviation -- History; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History; Burge, V. L; United States. -- Air Force -- History
[texts]Reflections On Air Force Independence - Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
CONTENTS FOREWORD iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS v INTRODUCTION 1 I. BETWEEN THE WARS 7 II. ORGANIZING FOR WAR 17 III. THE AIR OFFENSIVE IN EUROPE 33 IV. THE TWENTIETH AGAINST JAPAN 45 V. THE AAF AND THE ATOMIC BOMB 59 VI. HE POSTWAR DRIVE FOR INDEPENDENCE 75 EPILOGUE 101 NOTES 113 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 123 Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History; World War II
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[movies]B-29's In China, Burma, India Theater Of Operations - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Subjects film # CS-2307 B-29's In China, Burma, India Theater Of Operations. Silent unedited footage. Planes include B-29 "Ding How" of the 676th BS, 444th BG, 20th AF. Also close ups of B-29 number 42-93837 according to  Joe Baugher, aircraft #42-93837 was in the 330th BG, 459th BS and ditched in Pacific Ocean Apr 12, 1945 after running out of fuel while returning from mission to Koriyama, Japan...
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; CBI; United States. Army Air Forces; Airplanes, Military; B-29 Bomber; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group, 444th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group, 330th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 20th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 242
[texts]TM 1-413 Aircraft Instruments - United States. War Department
United States War Department Technical Manual TM 1-413, Aircraft Instruments, 1942-02-02. Prepared under direction of the Chief of the Air Corps Section I. General 1-2 II. Maintenance, storage, and repair 3-7 III. Installation 8-10 IV. Fuel pressure gages 11-15 V. Suction gages 16-20 VI. Manifold pressure gages 21-25 VII. De-icing pressure gages 26-30 VIII. Oil pressure gage 31-35 IX. Landing gear pressure gage 36-40 X...
Keywords: WWII; Technical Manual; Field Manual; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces
Downloads: 156
[movies]Return From Mission To Wilhelmshaven, 305th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force In Germany - United States. Army Air Forces
No description from the National Archives. AAF Combat Subject film #29 January 25, 1943. Footage is mostly B-17 bombers in the air, but also shows the return/landing of the planes, and crews on the ground. Some are being interviewed. Shot of bomber THE EAGLE'S WRATH. ARC Identifier 2934 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Arc...
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group, 305th; Air warfare; B-17 Bomber; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 8th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group, 91st; World War II; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group, 303rd; Bassingbourn
Downloads: 310
[movies]73rd BW, Nagoya Night Raid (Incendiary) - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #3374.No clapperboard (illegible except for '45'). B-29 bombers land, including "T square 48" [42-24751 "Antoinette"] and "T square 50" [42-24607 "Forbidden Fruit"] "T square 48" [42-2460 "Pocahontas"] from the 73BW 498th BG. Wounded crewman is taken from B-29. Bomber "V square 44" 499BG [42-24661 "Big Stick"] land. Bullet hole in plexiglass. Shot of B-29 overhead...
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Wing (VH), 73rd; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group (H), 499th; B-29 Bomber; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group (H), 498th
Downloads: 31
[texts]Lowry Field : pictorial and historical review
"Published ... under the sponsorship of the U.S. Air Forces Aid Society."
Keywords: United States. Army Air Forces; United States. Air Force; United States. Air Force; Airmen; Airmen
Downloads: 238
[texts]Take off (Volume v.1 1943-44 Inc.) - United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment (Air Crew), 58th
Description based on: v.1, no.2 (Mar. 27, 1943); title from caption
Keywords: United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment (Air Crew), 58th; Massachusetts State College
Downloads: 1,464
[movies]24's Get Back - United States. Army Air Forces
1943 U.S. Army Air Forces training film, TF 1-3743, 24's Get Back. Some of the B-24's in the film: Raunchy Big Fat Mama T'ings Is Tuff Description at the National Archives: "This film presents a look into the effectiveness of the B-24 Liberators and the men who flew them. The film highlights the ability of this particular bomber to withstand punishment, and be brought back to safety by its pilot and crew." National Archives Identifier: 6050221 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjo...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; Airplanes, Military; B-24 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Airplanes, Military; Bombing, Aerial; Gunners, Aerial; Consolidated B-24 Liberator; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group, 5th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group, 464th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group, 30th; Aircraft accidents
Downloads: 234
[texts]Eighth Air Force : tactical development, August 1942-May 1945 - Anderson, Orvil A
statement of responsibility: prepared by Eighth Air Force and Army Air Force Evaluation Board (European Theater of Operations)
Keywords: United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 8th; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 205
[texts]Planning And Organizing The Postwar Air Force, 1943-1947 - Wolk, Herman S.
Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/
Keywords: United States. Air Force; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History; United States. -- Air Force -- Organization
[movies]Highlights Eighth Air Force Fighter Combat vs ME-163 Rocket-Propelled and ME-162 Jet-Propelled Aircraft - United States. Army Air Forces
Silent AAF GSAP compilation. Transcriptions of the title cards:Highlights Eighth Air Force Fighter Combat VS ME 163 Rocket Propelled and ME 162 Jet Propelled Aircraft ME 163 Rocket Propelled VIII Fighter Command Combat Film No 19538 Capt L.H. Norley 335 SQN 2 Nov 1944 4FGVIII Fighter Command Combat Film No 19539 Capt W.H. Anderson 335 SQN 2 Nov 1944 4FG VIII Fighter Command Combat Film No 19542 1stLt J.E...
Keywords: WWII; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; WWII; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 4th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 359th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 20th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 56th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 78th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 252nd; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 356th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 361st; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 364th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; Fighter Plane Combat; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Jet Planes -- History; Gun Sight Aiming Point; GSAP; Messerschmitt 262 (Jet Fighter Plane); Rocket Planes -- History; Messerschmitt 163 (Fighter plane)
Downloads: 216
[movies]497th BG, 498th BG, 499th BG, 500th BG, Saipan Harbor & Airfield; B-29 Takeoffs & Landings, 3/4/45 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #3338. Welders near harbor. Men playing baseball. Trucks at harbor. Clapperboard: "CARANO, INVASION FORCE FOR IWO JIMA TOP SECRET" Footage of ships in Saipan harbor. Clapperboard: "CARANO, PRELUDE TO INVASION, TOP SECRET" Shots of harbor area and airfield. Footage of air field at night. B-29s take off in the dark. Clapperboard: "LOCANTORE, ROLL 3" View from ground: B-29s in flight overhead...
Keywords: B-29 Bomber; WWII; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group (H), 497th; World War II; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group (H), 498th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group (H), 499th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Northern Mariana Islands -- Saipan; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group (H), 500th
Downloads: 35
[texts]Implementing New Strategy In Combat: Ira C. Eaker, 1942-1943 - de Jong, Ivo M.
"Most strategies have to be proven in combat. And more often than not, these strategies do not survive the realities of contact with the enemy. How do strategic leaders deal with this? What is their role in implementing the strategy and when do they face the inevitable and adapt their original strategy? A vital component of the United States' strategy at the outbreak of World War II was a bombing offensive against Germany...
Keywords: WWII; Eaker, Ira, 1896-1987; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 8th; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II
Downloads: 14
[movies]AAF Combat Camera Weekly Digest No. 15 - United States. Army Air Forces
AAF Combat Camera Weekly Digest No 15 1943-12-10 Cargo Planes Reach Bougainville etc. This is the January 31, 1944 episode of the AAF newsreel. First title card: 1943-12-10 First Cargo Planes Reach Bougainville, Empress Augusta Bay, 10 December 1943 Second title card: Calcutta India, October 1943 Third title card: Air Raid Damage Calcutta India, 5 December 1943 Shot list at the National Archives:"1) AtoG Three R4D"s flying low over the water.2) AV Single airstrip showing parked planes on side.3)...
Keywords: WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 14th; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 10th; Douglas DC-3 (Transport Plane); World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India
Downloads: 104
[texts]Basic Military Training In The AAF, 1939-1944 - Williams, Howard D.
"This history of basic military training in the AAF, covering the six years from 1 January 1939 to 31 December 1944 was prepared in the Historical Section, A-2 Division, Headquarters AAF Training Command, by QW Hovrard D. Williams. Before July 1943, Mr. Williams was a member of' the staff of the Technical Training Command Historical Section. The first chapter shows the peacetime accumulation of experience in planning, administration, training, and activation of replacement training centers...
Keywords: USAF historical studies; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Training; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Army -- Recruiting, Enlistment, etc
Downloads: 13
[movies]11th BG, B-24 Raids On Marcus Island & Chi Chi Jima - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #3618. Aerial views of Marcus Island (Minami-Tori-shima 南鳥島). Flak in air. Clapperboard: "7Th AAF COMBAT CAMERA UNIT, Cameraman LT. BRODERSEN, Roll No. 1, Date 4-2, Story MARCUS"B-24s in aerial shot.Aerial views of Marcus IslandClapperboard: "7Th AAF COMBAT CAMERA UNIT, Cameraman LT. BRODERSEN, Roll No. 1, Date 3-22, Story CHICHI JIMA"Aerial view of Chichi-jima (父島)...
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group (H), 11th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII; World War, 1939-1945; B-24 Bomber; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Bombing, Aerial
Downloads: 23
[texts]Airborne Missions In The Mediterranean, 1942-1945 - Warren, John Cushman
THIS PAGE DECLASSIFIED IAW E012958 Contents I BACKGROUND II THE NORTH AFRICAN MISSIONS Plans and Preparations for TORCH Extemporized Missions in the Race for Tunisia III THE SICILIAN MISSiONS 21 Planning for HUSKY 21 Training and tbc Glider Crisis 26 Final Preparations 28 The First HUSKY Mission 29 The Second HUSKY Mission 37 LADBROKE, The Glider Mission Against Syracuse 41 FUSTIAN, The Bid for Catania ...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Mediterranean Sea; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History; World War, 1939-1945; USAF Historical Studies
Downloads: 50
[texts]A War Of Their Own: Bombers Over The Southwest Pacific - Rodman, Matthew K.
"This work attempts to present an accurate account of the nature of the air war in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, focusing mainly upon the Fifth Air Force. The study does not presume to be an all-encompassing operational summary; instead, it aims to provide a representative picture of American bombardment in that area. This was a moment in history when combat air power played a key role in achieving victory...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 5th
Downloads: 37
[movies]498th BG, B-29 Landing, Saipan, 1944/10/18 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #2498.B-29 lands. Clapperboard: BRUNKOW ROLL 2 DATE 10/18/44B-29 lands.Clapperboard: B-29 ON SAIPAN, MCNEILL, 10/18/44Clapperboard: B-29 ON SAIPAN, MCNEILL, 10/18/44B-29 with "T square 2" [498th BG] tail code is taxiing. Air crews near plane. K-226 on side of bomber. B-29 with "T square 2" tail code lands. National Archives Identifier: 4515 no description.As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ o...
Keywords: B-29 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group, 498th
Downloads: 29
[movies]The Fight For The Sky - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Special Film Project #157, The Fight For The Sky: Our fighter pilots versus the Luftwaffe in Western Europe, 1945. "A record of the operations of the fighter command of the U.S. 8th Air Force in preparing for the 1944 invasion of France and in supporting Allied ground forces." Description at the National Archives: "On the activities of the 8th Air Force Fighter Command in Europe...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 8th
Downloads: 108
[texts]Suitability of the B-17 Airplane for Troop Carrier Operations - Rux, V. A.
I. OBJECT To determine the suitability of the B-17 airplane for troop carrier operations... Digitized by www.dtic.mil.
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; B-17 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Troop Carrier Command; World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces
Downloads: 28
[texts]Hale's Handful... Up From The Ashes: The Forging Of The Seventh Air Force From The Ashes Of Pearl Harbor To The Triumph Of VJ-Day - Ellis, Peter S. H.
"Major Ellis analyzes the evolution of Seventh Air Force's joint command and control relationships as well as the development of joint operational procedures and doctrine in the Central Pacific during World War II. In approaching this subject, he proceeds chronologically, outlining the major campaigns of the drive through the Central Pacific. Within the campaigns, Major Ellis addresses joint planning, preparation and support issues, bombing and strike challenges, and developments in close air su...
Keywords: WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 7th; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; Hale, Willis H
Downloads: 23
[movies]Senators Inspect 8th Air Force, England & Scotland, 08/02/1943 - United States. Army
No National Archives description. National Archives Identifier: 19059 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks.
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 8th
Downloads: 4
[texts]The Twelfth US Air Force Tactical And Operational Innovations In The Mediterranean Theater Of Operations 1943-1944 - St. Clair, Matthew G.
"This paper analyzes the participation of the US Twelfth Air Force in the Mediterranean theater of operation from 1943 to 1944 and also studies the coalition and joint operations required in the air campaign."Digitized by www.dtic.mil.
Keywords: WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 12th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Mediterranean Sea; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; Unified operations (Military science); World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 26
[texts]A Tactical Doctrine Of Troop Carrier Aviation - Eglin Air Force Base (Fla.). Air Proving Ground Center
"It was requested that the Army Air Forces Board initiate a project to prepare a Field Manual on the tactics and technique of Troop Carrier Aviation. There is no known manual on this subject, as such, though there are many publication incorporating the various phases of troop carrier operations, usually under the heading of air transport. It is desired that this project serve to consolidate the loose ends of troop carrier aviation into a compact manual which will serve as a useful guide and to c...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Troop Carrier Command
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[texts]Army Air Forces Medical Services In World War II - Nanney, James S.
"This history summarizes the Army Air Forces (AAF) medical achievements that led to the creation of the Air Force Medical Service in July 1949. When the United States entered World War II, our nation's small aviation force belonged to the U.S. Army and relied on the Army medical system for support. The rapid expansion of the AAF and the medical challenges of improved aircraft performance soon placed great strain on the ground-oriented Army medical system...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical Care -- United States; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 16
[texts]They Too Served: 496th Fighter Training Group, 1943-45 - Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College
"In-theater combat crew replacement centers (CCRC) represented a brief but important stop for aircrews training as replacements for personnel lost in the European theater during World War II. The Eighth Air Force[alpha]s 496th Fighter Training Group operated a fighter CCRC at Goxhill, England, and illustrated the unique challenges and successes of the CCRC mission. The 496th Fighter Training Group overcame maintenance shortfalls, aircraft shortages, and persistent morale issues to train more tha...
Keywords: WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Training Group, 496th; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; Wright flyer paper; World War, 1939-1945
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[texts]Air Force Combat Units Of World War II - Maurer, Maurer
Air Force Combat Units of World War II by Maurer Maurer ISBN: 0912799021 ISBN-13: 9780-912799025 "This book is concerned primarily with the combat (or tactical) groups that were active during the Second World War. Although such groups had numerous designations, nearly all fell within four major categories: bombardment, fighter, reconnaissance, and troop carrier. The book covers both the combat groups that served overseas and those that remained in the United States...
Keywords: World War II; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History; Regalia (Insignia); United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Armed Forces -- Insignia -- Catalogs
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[movies]Operational Report Clarion: General Todd Explains Mission, 02/22/1945 - 02/23/1945 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S.Army Air Forces Combat Subjects film #CS-3561 Operational Report Clarion: Gen Todd Explains Mission, 02/22/1945 - 02/23/1945 General Walter E. Todd was Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations of the Eighth Air Force."Summary: 1)17ZD80130-134 CS of Gen. Todd at desk explaining aerial attack on German transport.2) 14ZD59276-327 MS of same.3) 357-489 LS of Gen. Todd at map.4) 603-678 MS of same.5) 820-878 Closer shot of Todd at map, talking.6) 17ZD84492-499 A...
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; B-17 Bomber; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 8th; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Bombing, Aerial; GSAP; B-24 Bomber
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[movies]B-29 Raid On Kure, Japan, May 4, 1945 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #3884.Mission 146? Aerial footage of B-29 bomber in flight. Clouds and aerial shots of island. Footage of cameraman. Clapperboard "JAMES R PALMER 29-201, 4 May." Footage, on ground, of coral airfield. B-29 taxiing on runway. Has stripe C tail [40th BG] and a letter "C" and "21." National Archives Identifier: 5179 no description. Listed as "Raid On Kure, Japan" As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to mak...
Keywords: United States. Army Air Forces; WWII; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War II; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group (H), 40th; Bombing, Aerial; World War, 1939-1945; B-29 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan
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[movies]Target For Today, 1944 - United States. Army Air Forces
1944 Army Air Forces film # TF 1-3384, Target For Today. Description at the National Archives: "The 8th Bomber Command {8th Army Air Force}, stationed in England, prepares for and executes a daylight precision bombing mission on several German cities, including Brandenburg, Danzig, Goynia, and Marienburg. Reel 1, animated maps locate bombing targets. Reel 2, technicians, particularly of Operational Research, study and outline the bombing mission, Reel 3, oral and written orders follow high-level...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Air Force, 8th; World War II; B-24 Bomber; B-17 Bomber; Bombing, Aerial
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[movies]11th BG, Chi Chi Jima Raid, B-24s En Route, 1945/03/09 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #3412. Aerial footage of B-24 bombers in flight. Large square tail codes indicate the planes are from the 11th BG.Clapperboard says "B-24 formation returning from Chi Chi 9 March 1945, 7th AAF CCU, J Stanton"National Archives Identifier: 4909
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; B-24 Bomber; Bombing, Aerial; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Bombardment Group (H), 11th
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[movies]78th FS, 15th FG, Mustang P-51s Fly To Iwo Jima 3/8/45 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #3360. Illegible Slate. B-29 flying. "T square 4" tail code. Fighters in flight. Aerial shot of island and ships below. Fighters in flight. Slate: "P-51s Fly Iwo By B-29 Roll II CARAN" Fighters in flight. Interior shot of plane and cameraman. P-51s in flight and 1 B-29. Long shot of fighters in formation. Iwo Jima / Mount Suribachi in foreground. Illegible slate...
Keywords: Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces; WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Squadron, 78th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Mustang (Fighter Plane)
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[texts]Falcon - Combat History Of The 79th Fighter Group, United States Army Air Forces, 1942 - 1945 - Lind, Ragnar G., ed.
"This is the combat history of the 79th Fighter Group during World War Two. The document details the following contents: group commanders; group combat narrative; campaigns; battle citations and commendations; claims- illustrated statistical summary; typical mission routine; t-bolt formations; pilot's-eye views; Falcons at ease; group headquarters personnel; the "Flying-Skullmen- 85th Squadron section (narrative history from activation, personnel pictures, and "Skullivers" travels); "the Comanch...
Keywords: WWII; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 79th -- History; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces
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[texts]The Army Air Forces in World War II: Combat Chronology, 1941-1945 - Carter, Kit C
The Army Air Forces in World War II: Combat Chronology, 1941-1945"PREFACE The chronology is concerned primarily with operations of the US Army Air Forces and its combat units between December 7, 1941 and September 15, 1945. It is designed as a companion reference to the seven-volume history of The Army Air Forces in World War 11, edited by Wesley Frank Craven and James Lea Cate. The research was a cooperative endeavor carried out in the United States Air Force historical archives by the Research...
Keywords: The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II; World War II; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Chronology; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History -- Chronology; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces
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[texts]The U.S. Army Air Forces In World War II: Reflections And Remembrances: Veterans Of The United States Army Air Forces Reminisce About World War II - Y'Blood, William T.
Table of Contents Foreword iii U.S. Senate Proclamation vii Remarks at Pentagon Center Court Dr. Sheila E. Widnall, USAF Secretary ix Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF Chief of Staff xi Lt. Col. Donald S. Lopez, USAF, retired xiii Reflections on the Air War in Europe Overview Dr. Richard G. Davis 1 Introductions Gen. Bryce Poe, II 10 Panelists Gen. Jacob E. Smart, USAF, retired 13 Maj. Gen. Lewis E. Lyle, USAF, retired 16 Lt...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
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